Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Thrace, an ancient district the name of which was somewhat vague in import. It was generally taken to include all the country lying on the W. of the Euxine, between the Ister and the AEgean Sea. Under the Roman rule part became Macedonian and part Moesian, and the name Thrace was confined to the territory from Mount Haemus to Propontis, and from the Euxine to the Nestus. It was a land of hills and forests, contained Mount Rhodope, and was watered by the Hebrus. After many vicissitudes, it passed into the hands of the Turks, and part of it is now Eastern Roumelia.